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Google Testing Hotel Pricing In Maps

Google Maps experiments with hotel prices

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Google is experimenting with a new feature in Google Maps that allows a small portion of users to view specific prices for selected hotel listings.

By searching for hotels on Google Maps, users will be able to plug-in dates they plan to stay and see prices on selected listings.

Google’s Lat Long Blog offers more details. "You can click on the price to see a list of advertisers who have provided pricing information for that hotel, indicated by the "Sponsored" text, and click through to reserve a room on the advertiser’s site."

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"By showing you this relevant hotel rate information directly in the Google Maps results panel we hope to make this aspect of your trip planning more speedy and efficient."

Google emphasized the new feature will not change the way hotels are ranked in Google Maps. While testing the feature, Google said it is working with a limited number of advertisers and it will only be visible to a small number of users. If the test goes well Google said the feature will be made available to more users over time.
 

 

Google Testing Hotel Pricing In Maps
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  • Kevinn

    I doubt that the hotel owners are thrilled with the new Google feature, this would only make the competition become even sharper. From a customer’s perspective I couldn’t be more glad to hear about it, this new feature helped me review few Niagara Falls Hotels, it didn’t take long until I made a decision.

  • http://www.hotelsincyprus.eu HOTELS in CYPRUS

    yes google are adding some great things for hotel listings

  • Danny Smith

    This is just the starting of a new revolution by Google. This would be quite prolific for those who often search on Google to find a good hotel where they are planning to head off for their vacations.